Nazette Marner Nathanson Knoll LLP

Law Firm Serving Eastern Iowa for over 50 Years

Every business, from sole proprietorships to multinational corporations, has legal needs. Most business owners are expert in their chosen field, but few have the depth and breadth of legal knowledge their company needs. It’s impractical for most small to midsized businesses to have in-house counsel. Yet failing to address legal issues promptly and thoroughly can hamper the growth of a business.

At Nazette Marner Nathanson Knoll LLP, we are committed to supporting the success of our business clients by managing their legal needs so that they can focus on the needs of the business. We view our work with our business clients as a partnership, in which our first obligation is to understand the client’s vision and goals. Once we understand where a client wants to take their business, we collaborate with them on a plan to get there.

From creating the business entity at a company’s inception, through planning for expansion, to transition planning down the road, Our firm is available for our business clients’ every legal need. We not only help our clients maximize and pursue opportunities, we protect their interests, through careful contract negotiation, review and drafting. We know that attention to detail in transactions minimizes exposure to liability and litigation in the future.

Sometimes, of course, litigation is inevitable. In that case, we are proud to be able to offer our clients the services of experienced trial attorneys who are well-versed in the complexities of business law. We know how much work our clients put into building their businesses; we devote the same care to protecting them.

Businesses rise and fall on the details of their agreements with customers, suppliers, employees, and others. We assist with all manner of contracts at every stage, from negotiating to drafting to review. In addition, our attorneys are experienced in preparing the documents needed to form, govern, license and operate businesses. Among the contract and transactional services we offer are:

  • Business formation
  • Entity formation and Articles of incorporation
  • Operational agreements
  • Business negotiations
  • Account collections
  • Buy/sell agreements
  • Purchase contracts
  • Land use agreements
  • Leases
  • Partnership agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Regulatory compliance assistance
  • Financing assistance


Employment Law

Iowa workers at companies large and small are protected by a variety of federal  and state laws. These laws are intended to help employees, and to make workplaces safer and more fair. While some employment laws are straightforward and well-understood, the volume and complexity of much of the law means that employers and employees may not be fully aware of their responsibilities and rights. This can lead to problems for employers and employees alike. 

Few employers intend to violate employment laws and regulations. Unfortunately, good intentions aren’t enough to protect employers or employees. Nazette Marner Nathanson Knoll LLP supports both employers and employees in complying with the law and in making sure their rights are protected.

In addition to helping our clients pursue redress for employment rights that have been violated, we also work proactively to prevent breaches of employment law. By helping our clients understand the law as it applies to them and their businesses, we can forestall employment issues and allow our clients to focus on productivity, not problems.

Among the many aspects of employment law with which we assist clients are:

  • Employment contract negotiation, review, disputes, and litigation
  • Unemployment compensation
  •  Non-compete agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Wrongful termination
  • Employment discrimination based on gender, age, race, color, national origin, disability, pregnancy, orientation, and gender identity
  • Workplace harassment
  • Wrongful employer retaliation
  • Administrative disciplinary and termination proceedings

We believe that businesses work better when employers and employees know their rights and understand what is expected of them. Nazette Marner Nathanson Knoll LLP takes pride in helping businesses manage their employment law concerns and in helping employees receive fair treatment. 

Whether you are an employer who needs help resolving an employment law matter or putting best practices in place, or an employee seeking redress for a violation of rights, we are available to advise you.